The Florida Gators landed commitment No. 15 on Friday night when cornerback Quincy Lenton (6-0, 190, Meridian, MS, Meridian) pulled the trigger and committed to defensive coordinator Geoff Collins.
“Coach Collins jumped around, he got all the other coaches attention,” Lenton said of the reaction after he broke the news to Collins. I just got love, more love from the coaches.”
Lenton and Collins’ relationship goes back to when Collins was coaching at Mississippi State. Lenton actually committed to State while Collins was there and remained committed even after Collins left for Florida. Despite changing venues, Collins never stopped recruiting Lenton.
“He’s been trying to get me down here forever and I finally decided to come,” Lenton said of Collins. “He was happy about it.”
Lenton decomitted from Mississippi State in the spring and Collins turned up the heat. Lenton was listening to what Collins was selling, but he couldn’t pull the trigger and commit to Florida without seeing the campus for himself. When that happened on Friday, Lenton got a tour of the entire campus, football facilities and academic facilities included.
“First of all, it’s DBU,” Lenton said. “Second is education; you’ve gotta have an education and I think they have a good education here.”
As far as football goes, there is no debate about which school is the true DBU. Lenton believes that he just found it and he’s excited to be a part of the future teams and the history at Florida.
“It’s DBU, you wanna be at DBU if you’re a DB and you think you’re good,” he said. “As far as the message, he plays like a dime defense and has six DB’s on the field. You can’t go wrong with that.”
Lenton has decomitted once before, a decision he says he made because he wanted to explore his options at the time but according to him Gator fans don’t need to worry about that happening again.
“I might take an official,” he said. “But I’m a Gator. I’m a Gator at heart.”